Roselle Catholic (N.J.) and Sports U product Chris Silva has tweeted he will announce his college decision on September 19th, his birthday. Silva traveled up to Boston to consult with his uncle about his recruitment.
I'll make my final decision in 19/09. In my birthday— Christ⚡️Silva 10 (@SilvaObame) July 31, 2014
The 6-foot-9 power forward has been evaluated by Seton Hall's coaching staff throughout July from the Reebok Breakout Classic in Philadelphia to the UAA Finals in Atlanta and finally at the Fab 48 in Vegas last week. As of the first live period, Silva told media that Seton Hall, Villanova, Creighton, Rhode Island, and Kansas State were after him the hardest. The first four schools had already offered Chris at the time while K-State officially offered him the next day.
Silva is tough to move in the paint despite possessing a nearly lanky frame at 6-9. Most post forwards that aren't top-50 have developing post games and Chris is no different, his strength right now is defending. Silva doesn't run the court like a guard nor does he have a continuous motor, but he displays outbursts of athleticism and offensive ability -- this is his potential. Silva is ranked 72nd, 131st, and top-150 (#20 PF) by 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout.com, respectively.
Chris Silva, Steve Enoch (High Rise Team Up/Norwalk HS, Conn.), and Jonathan Nwankwo (House of Sports/Victory Rock Prep, Fl.) are the only three true 2015 post forwards being recruited by Seton Hall. Horace Spencer (Gym Rats/Findlay Prep, N.v) is currently more of a long, athletic small forward that is developing a post game. As of now, Villanova and Seton Hall are probably in the best shape for Silva, both local schools have been recruiting the forward for quite some time now. Jay Wright already has one 2015 power forward on board in Pitman, N.J. native Tim Delaney (WE R1/Blair Academy, N.J.) while Seton Hall is without any 2015 commits. Silva would contrast Delaney well as he can stretch defenses to beyond the arc while Silva is a post guy right now. In a related recruiting battle, Villanova beat out Seton Hall for 2013 PF Darryl Reynolds last April.
August 1st, tonight at midnight, marks the beginning of a "quiet period" that runs through September 8th. Recruits are allowed to take on-campus visits and can be contacted by coaches via phone. Expect more 2015 guys to continue to trim their lists to five or six schools (five officials are allowed by NCAA) while also setting up official visits and making commitments. We will update you when Chris Silva's and other Seton Hall targets' visit dates are set up.